FCC filing hints at unreleased Google Wifi hardware

A mysterious unreleased Google device has cleared the Federal Communications Commission. Based on the description, it seems like it may be an updated version of the Google Wifi router, which hasn’t seen an update since it was first released in 2016, via 9to5Google. As 9to5Google notes, the new device was actually created by a company called Murata Manufacturing Co. under

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Epic Games pulls Fortnite pre-roll ads on YouTube following child predator controversy

Epic Games has stopped plugging Fortnite pre-roll ads on YouTube videos following a discovery that ads were playing on videos predators used to exploit children. “We have paused all pre-roll advertising,” an Epic Games spokesperson told The Verge. “Through our advertising agency, we have reached out to Google/YouTube to determine actions they’ll take to eliminate this type of content from

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Xiaomi just can’t help brazenly ripping off Apple

The signature wallpaper for Apple’s macOS Mojave features sand dunes, segmented by a pretty undulating curve, and it changes with the time of your computer so you see light dunes in the day and a dark scene at night. It’s a neat, organic little feature. It’s also been shamelessly ripped off by Xiaomi, whose latest flagship device, the Mi 9,

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How YouTube helps flat-earthers organize

It’s been a big month for conspiracy theories. Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff sent a strongly worded letter to Google and Facebook about the way their platforms recommend anti-vaccination content to parents, potentially putting healthy populations at risk. This week, new reports are taking a deeper look the unintended consequences of YouTube recommendations, starting with the conspiracy theory that the

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Google says it’s not trying to stop ad blocking on Chrome

Google has faced increasing criticism over some proposed Chrome changes that developers claim could prevent popular ad blockers from working properly. Dubbed Manifest 3, the changes involve crippling the WebRequest APIs that developers currently use to block content in favor of a new declarativeNetRequest API that’s more limited. Google revealed the changes were being made over performance and privacy concerns,

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